Marizka Coetzer
2 minute read
26 Nov 2021
6:30 am

GBV ‘continues to rise’ in SA

Marizka Coetzer

'The criminal justice system continues to fail victims and survivors of GBV.'

Participants during the peaceful Anti-Gender-Based Violence protest outside parliament on April 24, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo for illustration: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

A horrifying rise in reported rape and violence cases was seen in the recently released crime statistics, days ahead of the annual 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) campaign. The global theme for the event is Orange the world: End violence against women now! On Thursday, the Amnesty International South Africa, in partnership with Constitution Hill, kicked off 16 Days of Activism against Women and Child abuse with the #InterruptGBV campaign. Lists of names of GBV victims and survivors were written in chalk on the steps and pavement of the entrance to the hill as part of creating...